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WARNING:  This page contains unsubstantiated rumors provided by a dangerous person (me), with few or no credentials, who thinks she's an expert at MANY things.

By the time you read it here, some of the items may have been "proven" or "disproven" by experts, it matters not.  I have lived long enough to see the "experts" change their mind more than once when new evidence becomes available (vitamin RDAs) and "experts" repeat non-scientifically proven information as "fact" for a hundred years before the technology becomes available that permits observation and someone decides to test the hypothesis (example:  when ovum production occurs in human female). 

Anna's Hummingbirds feeding flowers
I have witnessed Anna's Hummingbirds feed from the following flowers:
  • camelias
  • salal flowers (the salal flowers were 4 feet off the ground)
  • flowering red current flowers
  • petunias in a hanging basket
  • anise hyssop in a raised bed
  • Himalayan blackberry (unfortunately)
I have never seen Anna's Hummingbirds feed close to the ground (unless the ground was a steep slope and they were several feet up from the bottom).

Created:  March 1, 2006
Updated:   December 5, 2012